Breaking Emotions Blogathon: Tears and Surprise
Part two of Mettel Ray's blogathon is here! This time she asks us to exam tears (the sad kind) and surprise. It may be obvious, but I should probably point out that surprise is going to have a few massive spoilers, so SPOILER ALERT!
1) Fantine dreams a dream in Les Miserables.
I'm not even exaggerating when I say that I cried every single time Fantine sang in Les Miserables. All she wanted was a better life for her child, and she didn't get it. Then she died! I was a wreck.
2) Little Daniel in The Impossible
I cried pretty consistently through this movie as well. But finding Daniel is what kicked it off. I have a little boy with beautiful blonde hair like the he had, and I couldn't help but think that if this ever happened to me, I would want someone to help my boy too. It just made me so sad.
3) "Where are his glasses? He can't see without his glasses?" - My Girl
This is one of the first films I ever remember crying in. To this day, I still lose it when Vada attends Thomas Jay's funeral and tries to cope.
1) Billy gets shot in the elevator in The Departed.
I did NOT see that coming. At all. Like, what the actual fuck?
2) Jigsaw getting up at the end of Saw.
This scene is what elevates Saw from a "good horror film" to a "great one." None of us were paying close enough attention to realize that the guy lying in the middle of the room was alive the whole time.
3) The Joker makes his pencil disappear in The Dark Knight
"Surprise" is the perfect word to describe this scene. It was Christopher Nolan and Heath Ledger way of expressing that their Joker is not playing around.